Preparing for Flood Resilience

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:

  • Learn what municipalities and authorities are doing to make their cities more resilient to flooding
  • Learn the importance of flood risk management planning for their schools
  • Understand the volume of water that falls during a rain event in their school area
  • Understand the meaning of permeable, what that means to flood resilience and how to calculate the area of your school that is permeable

Curriculum Connections

  • Grades 5 - 12
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Length of Activity

4 – 5 hours

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled device
  • Assessment Rubric
  • Flood:ED Backgrounder
  • How Much Rain Falls? Worksheet
  • How Much Surface in Your School is Permeable? Activity Resource

Note: You will need to complete the Flooding Mapping Activity first to complete this activity (which can be found under “Activity Step 3”).

Online Lesson Format